Random music news for Monday, October 24, 2022

A smartphone could predict your risk of dying within five years (Hint: It has to do with your walking speed.) Obsess about that later. There’s music news for October 24, 2022, to be read.

  1. Another country has pulled out of Eurovision 2023. Why? They can’t afford to go because of money lost from Russia being banned because they invaded Ukraine.
  2. Why isn’t the music industry calling out Kanye on his antisemitic comments? Discuss.
  3. Meanwhile, Kanye keeps losing big business relationships. That includes Vogue distancing itself.
  4. The 25 Best Emo Songs of All Time.” Discuss.
  5. How merch saved the music industry.” Discuss that, too.
  6. And are these the most annoying songs of all time?
  7. Brands like Pepsi and McDonald’s are now creating their own songs for TikTok. Here’s why.
  8. There have been two settlements in the many Astroworld lawsuits.
  9. GOD, MIKE! NO!
  10. Here’s another critique of Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing policy.
  11. An AC/DC movie? It’s possible.
  12. The “Pepsi Music Lab?” Yep.
  13. Don’t any of these artists feel…icky for agreeing to appear at a Saudi music festival?
  14. Ozzy: The comic book.
  15. Pass.
  16. Are you an artist who needs to create a Wikipedia page? Start here.
  17. This guy has spent more than US$120,000 on plastic surgery so he can look more like Britney Spears.
  18. Did you know this about Bob Geldof? (Via John)
  19. Today is Drake Chicken Day in Toronto.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: The floppy disc lives!

BONUS BONUS: Plan on getting drunk at the World Cup in Qatar? You’ll be sent to a “special zone” to sober up.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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